Frequently Asked Questions about Cotton seeds
Which seed is best for Cotton?
There are wide array of cotton seeds available, and the best seed for your specific needs depends on various factors such as climate and soil conditions in your region, the considered use of the cotton and your personal preferences.
Which month do you plant cotton?
Cotton is planted from March to June and is harvested from August to December. This time period falls within the spring and early summer months, when the weather is generally warm and moist, which is ideal for cotton plants' growth.
How long does it take to grow cotton from seed?
On average, cotton plants need 120 to 130 days to fully produce fiber. The cotton seed reaches its flowering stage around 6 to 8 weeks after planting and continues to grow over the following days.
How much water is needed for the cotton plant?
An individual cotton plant requires about 10 gallons of water to achieve maximum yield potential. During their early stages of growth when they are establishing their roots and developing leaves, cotton plants will require more water.
How much cotton seed is required per acre?
Typically, cotton plants are planted at a rate of around 1.5 to 2 kilograms (kgs) of seed per acre. This results in a plant population of around 12 to 16 cotton plants per square meter.
How much cotton can be produced from one acre by planting cotton seeds?
Cotton plants are capable of delivering 15 to 20 quintals of cotton lint per acre under favorable growing conditions and adequate water. This is equivalent to approximately 100 kilograms of cotton lint per acre.
How much do cotton seeds cost?
The cost of cotton seeds varies depending on the specific variety and the quantity of purchase. However, 1 kg of cotton seeds may cost somewhere around Rs. 780-1500/- determined by the type and quality of the seeds.
What is the height of the cotton plant?
The cotton plant is grown as a shrub and is about 5-6.5 feet, although some varieties may grow taller or shorter than this depending on the climate and soil conditions in the area.
Is planting cotton profitable?
Cotton is known as one of the most cost-effective crops to grow as the market value of cotton is high and the cost of production is much less. Hence, the cultivation of cotton is considered quite profitable.